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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
Otaki men shoes have a Vibram XS Edge rubber sole and Otaki womens have Vibram XS Grip. Vibram XS Edge provides maximum resistance to deformation on small edges for the heavier climber and Vibram XS Grip provides for lighter climber maximised stickiness and traction without being too stiff.

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
Otaki shoes will be available on March, 2016

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
Otaki shoes upper is made from microfibre and leather with using tubular construction.

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
The main differences are the fit (Otaki for women is narrower) and the rubber used for the sole. Men's version is made with using Vibram XS Edge rubber and Otaki women's version with Vibram XS Grip, which provide lighter climbers better stickiness and traction.

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false's picture
Mar 11th 2016
DMM brass offsets are an improved version of the old HB offsets which DMM bought the production rights too when HB closed down. RP's are made by Roland Pauligk in Australia but I don't know if they're still in production. The acronym RP now may refer to micro nuts because of their wide spread popularity. The best is to pair the DMM brass offsets with IMP's or another brand for more versatility and a greater choice of placements. Be aware the that for free climbing the small sizes are likely to pull out or break the placement or even fail due to their low strength rating.

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false's picture
Mar 4th 2016
Neither... Verdon brings to mind long vertical technical limestone in other words a shoe not designed with plastic in mind. If that was your intended purpose I'd say go with laces because you won't be taking them off all the time and they'll allow you to make small ajustments to the fit. They also dont seen to have many eyelets, spreading the laces further apart and making it easier to get the shoe on and off compared to the pinks or the old blanco. The laces also look nicer if that matters.

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false's picture
Feb 15th 2016
A haul loop is usually a small piece of webbing attached to the back of some harnesses and will vary in strength depending on its construction. It's usually used on multi-pitch and bigwall routes for attaching a tag line to haul gear, an extra belay device for belaying the second and rapelling, a chalk bag or even a pair of approach shoes. Its use depends largely on its strength, the practicality of the application and your imagination.

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false's picture
Feb 15th 2016
The maximum lifetime of your harness is provided by the manufacturer on its instructions for use leaflet (which can also be found on the manufacturers website) and may varie due to different materials and methods of construction. Be aware that frequency and intensity of use, abrasion, prolonged exposure to sunlight and harsh environments will increase the natural wear of the harness and reduce its lifespan.... (more)

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